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The difference between October and May? About 16GB, says Microsoft: Windows 10 1903 will need 32GB of space

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And WHAT exactly is being stuffed into those extra gigabytes of code lard?

My first expectation is that Microsoft is, as usual, too lazy to cull out their legacy code that’s no longer used or needed. If they did, it would most certainly cut down on the extra byte weight gain.

My second expectation is that Microsoft isn’t bothering to compress their less essential code. If they did, again it would most certainly cut down on the byte caloric bloat.

My third expectation is that Microsoft is Fast-And-Dirty coding these days, breaking all the rules their fore-coders taught them about coding efficiency.

So what’s in all this new bloat code anyway? Is it worth the drastic loss of drive space the users must suffer? Cynicism bells are chiming.

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